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    rooterpigs 230 grain thumper.

    Just wanted to keep everybody informed. I got rooterpigs new 230 grain bullet out to the range, and worked up a nice load in my SG 35. I was afraid to take it any further with the high temps we have been experiencing here. I have found that 40 to 60 degrees is ideal for working up loads, and our median hunting temperature here is normally around 40 degrees. Anyway, I have a bit more room for powder and fully expect this bullet to excel when this damn hot weather goes south again!!!!
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    Smoking . Man I like the looks of that bullet ! You ever think about powder coating, could possibly speed them up some ?
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    Question, why do all of the SG cast bullets seem to be minus a crimp groove? Are you relying on a crimp die to provide the necessary grip on the bullet as it seats on the shank and is there any difference between the two concepts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyBear View Post
    Smoking . Man I like the looks of that bullet ! You ever think about powder coating, could possibly speed them up some ?
    Nope, just shoot them as is. A buddy of mine has been messing with powder coating, and other high tech bullet coatings, and according to him it is much ado about nothing. I just try to keep it simple.....alloy, Verals Soft Blue Lube, and a gas check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pig Ninja View Post
    Question, why do all of the SG cast bullets seem to be minus a crimp groove? Are you relying on a crimp die to provide the necessary grip on the bullet as it seats on the shank and is there any difference between the two concepts?
    I use Lee Crimp Dies, so I can crimp anywhere. If done correctly the Lee die creates its own crimp groove.
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    I have shot the 225 grain version of this bullet out of my 35 Whelen and it shot great. Hey ..... .. You should be home from the range..... And I'm waiting for a range report
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